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Beware pleading guilty, cautions Fairfax criminal lawyer

Beware pleading guilty, no contest/nolo contendere, or Alford. Doing so bypasses your Constitutional right to trial and hands the prosecutor a conviction. Consequently, as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that before departing from a not guilty/innocent plea, a criminal defendant needs to have fully...

Negotiating criminal cases can be like a game of chicken

Negotiating criminal cases can be like a game of chicken. Variations of the game of chicken include riding one's bicycle towards the opponent, to see if the bike rider or pedestrian will move out of the way first. Another variation is throwing a knife at...